"Emerald City" is a 1967 song by The Seekers about a visit to the fictional Emerald City from L. Frank Baum's Oz books. Set to the tune of "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Emerald City" reached #50 on the UK Charts in 1967.[1]

"Emerald City"
Single by The Seekers
from the album The Best of The Seekers
A-side"Emerald City"
B-side"Music Of The World A Turnin'"
Released1967 (1967)
Format7" single
LabelEMI Columbia
Songwriter(s)Keith Potger, as "John Martin"
Kim Fowley
The Seekers singles chronology
"Georgy Girl"
"Emerald City"
"When Will The Good Apples Fall"

The song was recorded in 1967 and released as a single[2] around Christmas in 1967. The original writing credit was given to Kim Fowley and John Martin, but during a 1993 reunion tour, The Seekers revealed that "John Martin" was actually the nom-de-plume of band member Keith Potger.


  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. 13 December 1967. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Midgley, Dominic (26 April 2014). "The Seekers are found again: The folk band are back doing what they do best". Daily Express. Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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